1998 Queries

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F. P. Smith, Jr.  8/21/98
I am seeking information on George W. Smith (b. 1801) in
North Carolina; married Matilda Jolly (b. 1833) on 1/13/1852 at Bear Creek,
Chatham County. As of 1850 was a farmer in Chatham County living with
parents, Lewis & Nancy, and siblings - Fannie, Nathan A.; Sanford A.; Rebecca; John
W. & Wilie R.

Martha Russell  8/19/98
Looking for information on ISAAC AND RACHEL BROXTON -on deed in
Chatham Co. 1767-70. Did they stay in N.C. or move to Georgia? Who were
their children?.

J Smith  7/27/98
I am looking for infromation about the BARBER family in Chatham Co.   My
ancestors, William BARBER, b. 1792 and Asa BARBER, b.1789 were from Chatham
Co., but have been unsuccessful in establishing this.  Asa BARBER stated in
the 1850 Mitchell Co., Ga. census that he was born in Chatham Co.  I
believe William and Asa to be brothers and think they are connected to Richard
BARBER, who went to Washington Co., Ga. after the Revolution.

Robert Sauls  7/27/98
I am trying to locate the parents of Alfred P. Pyle brn abt 1811 in NC
according to the Giles Co. Tn Census of 1850.  From what I have researched
a lot of Pyles in Tn came from around Orange Cnty NC
That is why  I am asking for your help. My local Library has not been able
to get a census roll for NC , Orange Co. And frankly I am at a deadend. In
the 1850 Giles Co. Tn. Census Alfred P. Pyle is married to Sarah Pyle. one
dau. Mary age 7 , Willis C.age 6 and John age 3.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
Robert Sauls

Richard Marshall - 7/27/98
I am looking for my ancestor, Juretta McMaster(s) b. 5 Nov 1823, Cane
Creek, Orange (now Chatham) Co., NC.; m. William Marshall, 7 Apr 1839,
Parke Co., IN.; d. 12 Feb. 1910. Children were: Andrew, b. 1843; Henry
H., b. 1846; Sarah, b. 1849; Thomas, b. bef. 1850; John Alvin, Sylvester
P., Mary Ellen and William S., all b. aft. 1850. I have found none of
her ancestors.  I have seen McMasters listed in Randolph Co. who also
married into the family.  I think that the McMaster(s) were probably
If you have  any information concerning any of the people I have
mentioned, please contact me. Thank you for your assistance.
Richard F. (Rich) Marshall

Carol Lawson Johnson  7/31/98
 Looking for info or contacts regarding Lenvil MCDONALD. Born in
Chatham Co, believe son of Duncan McDonald and Christine McFale. Can anyone

 Pat Ross - 7/15/98
Hunting info on a DANIEL C. TATE, born in NC abt 1810. Moved to TN bef.
Pat Ross

Pauline  7/15/98
 I am searching for the parents of  WILLIAM PHILLIPS   of  Chatham Co NC,
b. 1760.  Two of his children were  HEZEKIAH PHILLIPS b. 1780, and  MARTIN PHILLIPS   b. 1795.
  Thank U,

Bart Sinclair  7/15/98

Would like any information on COOK in Chatham County at least as early
as 1774.  John COOK died abt 1775.  Other COOKs apprently from the same
family: Ephraim, Henry, Milly, Abraham, Mary.  Mary married Peter
SINCLAIR.  The COOKs lived near the SINCLAIRs  on Dry Creek.

Bart Sinclair  7/15/98

Looking for any information on the ROSSER family in Chatham Co. before
1800.  Lucretia ROSSER m. John SINCLAIR sometime around 1786.
Lucretia's father was Benjamin ROSSER.  I've run across the names
Stephen, Joseph, John, and William ROSSER.  Were these Lucretia's

Paul A. Burns  7/15/98
I am trying to find my g-grandfather's family. Family story is that he came
from either Orange or Chatham Co. N.C.  Thomas BURNS b. 1800 and his
brother Elias BURNS b. 1817 settled in Carroll Co. in West Tennessee in the
early 1800's. They were given a horse and a slave each and went west. Other
unknown brothers also did the same. Any help would be appreciated.  Paul
Paul A. Burns
Jackson TN 38305

Don Crutchfield  7/15/98
Seeking info on WILLIAM H CRUTCHFIELD c1861 and MARY CRUTCHFIELD 1878.
Both have Wills file in Chatham Co. Info on any other CRUTCHFIELDS
welcome. Thanks Don

Sloan Barnes  7/15/98

I am searching for any information on the family of James Andrew of
Chatham County.  He lived in the area of Moncure formerly known as
Lockville.  Many of you may be familiar with the PARHAM home on Deep
River across from the old power plant and the site of Ramsey's Mill.
During the Civil War J.A. was excused from duty to stay behind and run
the mill.  J. A. PARHAM's father was Joseph but I am looking for his
mothers name.  J.A. was married (name unknown) and had children
including Gertrude (m. Calvin WATSON), Ida (WOMBLE), Rowena and Frank.

Walter and Charity Heinrich  7/15/98

I am looking for the parents of my GGGGGrandparents Henry PICKARD and Nancy PETTY.  They were born in Chatam County, NC 1788 and 1792/98 respectively and were married there before moving to Tennessee.  They had three children that I know of Thomas (1812), Ann (1818), and Abner (1820).  Any information on their families would be greatly appreciated.  Please email me at heinrich@iex.net

Bruce McManus  7/15/98

I am interested in locating the grave sites of two of my ancestors.
Nathan MCMANUS ( shows up on Chatham Co. Census, 1800, 1810, 1820 adn 1830  Laurance MCMANUS ( shows up on Chatham Co. census ( 1790, 1800, 1810 )  Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Bruce McManus
1517 E. Beverly Dr.
Corsicana , TX.

Margret Goodson 7/15/98

William Duncan lived in Chatham Co, NC for about 40 years, 1780 - 1820. He
married 1st, Isabella (by name used of the first 5 children), 2nd, Patsy (she
had an account with a merchant in Maury(Marshall) Co TN) beleive last name
was West (by name used by the 2nd set of 6 children). He had 11 children and
maybe one more and several grandchildren that married in Chatham Co NC. He owned
about 1000 acres of land from 3 land grants. He had several slaves in Maury Co
that I beleive he brought with him from North Carolina as did his sons. He died in 1834 in Marshall(Maury) Co TN and I beleive he and Patsy are buried on the Old Duncan Farm, Lewisburg, TN.

JoAnn  7/15/98
 I descend from Samuel and Mary Poe, Simon, Simon, Simon, Terry and into Cape Giradreau MO. Terry Poe married a Brook, and she's the one I am trying to track down. I know she was born in NC. In the probate records of Cape, there is a Robert Brooks naming a Mary Brook as an heir, so I am assuming that this Robert is her father.  I have heard a rumor or read, I should say, that one of the Simon Poe's was married to a Bradford.

 ExMagnolia  7/15/98
Milo W. Barker Bn. about 1814 married Fannie Phillips born 1816 in Chatham
Co.  She was the daughter  of Lazarus Phillips who was born in Chatham Co about
1775 and married Rachel Sanders who was born 1775 in Chatham Co. Need any
information on these famlies. Was Milo the son of Robert or Stephen Barker ?
need help

Steve W. Beebe 7/15/98
I am a little new to Geneology and as you would expect got stuck in Chatham, Co.,  pretty early in the process.  My 4th great grandfather married a Mary Pyle, the daughter of Colonel Dr. John Pyle.  He was a Quaker and loyalist and moved from PA when it got hot from the British.  He landed an Edenton and moved west by pack mule with 11 kids a wife, and a couple of brothers (possibly)  to the Haw River area of what is now Chatham Co.  Since it was 1767 it would have been Orange County at that time.  Evenutally several of the Kids moved on to Christian, Co. KY.  I need help with the John Hall that Mary met in Chatham Co.  There are some Hall's with similar names in Orange Co. that showed up in the 1790 Census but I can't draw a connection.  Where would I find marriage records for the Old Orange County?  Are you aware of anyone working the Pyle or Hall line in present day Chatham?

Doris F. Williams 7/15/98
I am researching the Gilbert PATTERSON family who lived in Chatham County from 1740--then known as Bladen Co, 1752, then Orange County, and Chatham County after it's formation.  Gilbert PATTERSON was granted a license to keep a ferry on Deep River in 1757.  Other water boundaries to his lands are: Cape Fear River and south side of the Haw River. Buffalo Creek, Big Branch of Patterson's Creek, Pretty Creek and Georges Creek.  Can someone familiar with Chatham County including the original boundaries tell me where these lands would have been located? Many. many thanks to you, Sue for your time and effort in making this page possible for the rest of us, Does your information list a place of burial for Gilbert PATTERSON, 24 September 1796 in Chatham County? Thank you.

Waymon Griffin 7/15/98
I am looking in Chatham (formerly Orange, formerly Edgecombe) Co NC for help in finding information on John GRIFFIN b abt 1735 in Chatham (Edgecombe) Co NC.  He married Martha JONES on 04-27-1761.  She was born abt 1740, also in Chatham (Edgecombe) Co.  They had the following children: Sarah GRIFFIN b abt 1762 Edgecombe Co., NC m Thomas BLOODWORTH b ? NC?, John Jr. b abt 1764 (1780?) Edgecombe Co., NC, Dempsey b abt 1766 (1775?) NC? d ? Hancock Co., GA. (p. 99 - 1820 Census- Hancock Co., GA, 1 m over 45, 1 f over 45,1 m under 10, 1 m 10-16, 2 m 16-26, 1 f 16-26). Francis GRIFFIN  b abt 1770 NC d Hancock Co., GA? m Dicy (Dicey) ROLLINS b 1775 Edgecombe Co., NC (father:  William ROLLINS b Edgecombe Co., NC) d abt 1845 Monroe Co., AL. (Note:  DB 8-149 Edgecombe Co., NC 02/10/1794,  William  GRIFFIN b 1772? NC/GA, Frederich GRIFFIN b 1774? NC/GA, Polly Mace GRIFFIN b 1776? NC/GA.

Stefani Evans 7/11/98
I am looking for Thomas EVANS, Sr., who died in 1795 in Chatham Co.  His wife was Agnes, and that is all I know about both of them.  Their son, Thomas Evans, Jr. was born in NC 6-30-1770, possibly in Chatham Co.  He married Martha BROOKS, daughter of Thomas BROOKS (1743 to 7-31-1812) and Martha TEMPLE (1747 to 5-10-1844).  I have no date of marriage for Thomas EVANS, Jr. and Martha BROOKS, but Thomas BROOKS and Martha TEMPLE were married 8-20-1764. Her father was Samuel TEMPLE, who died in 1784 in Chatham County, but I have no record of her mother or if she had any siblings.  I would be grateful if you could help me with these dead ends I have come to.  Anything about Thomas EVANS, Sr., his wife Agnes, Thomas EVANS, Jr., Martha BROOKS, Thomas BROOKS, Martha TEMPLE, Samuel TEMPLE, his wife, and the parents of Thomas BROOKS would be most appreciated.  I realize I have asked a multitude of questions:  any information would be gratefully used, and would provide more leads.  Thank you so very much!

Allene Oates 7/11/98
I am trying to find a Parham Y. OATS, died after 1870-71. His wife was Nancy STEWART Oats who died 29 April, 1910 and is buried in Center Methodist Church Cemetary in Lee Co., N.C.. I feel he died a good while before her. On the 1870 N.C. Census for Chatham Co. he was paralyzed, so I feel he didn't live long after. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

BigTex2627@aol.com 7/11/98
Am searching for info on William SAUNDERS who was in Orange Co. in 1768, and later in Chatham Co. formed from Orange Co.  Owned land, served on juries. Laid out roads in Chatham Co. Married Agnes.  Died July 1790.  Had sons John, George, Joseph, James, Jesse, some of whom  in Am Revolution.  William may have been son of James S. SAUNDERS who died in Johnston Co., N.C. in 1764. His line goes back to Isle of Wight Co. and other place in Virginia.  Many thanks.

Terry McMath 7/11/98
I'm searching for information on the McMATH Family that lived in and around Chatham Co. N.C. If you can help any information is appreciated. Thank you for your time and effort

Anne Whitaker McCracken 7/11/98
Specifically I am looking for any information on any BASS person, especially Edward.  His wife was Hannah MOON also from Chatham Co., NC. Thanks for all you give to genealogy.

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